Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicReality shows

Topic: Reality shows

$4.56 mn prize, 456 players — In ‘Squid Game’ reality show, contestants won’t be shot if they lose

The Netflix show will mimic the hugely popular original series, where a group of people with debts compete in versions of childhood games to win money as super-rich VIPs watch.

Shark Tank has a winning formula. And it’s taken over TV primetime from soap operas

Such has been the impact of the Shark Tank India that BoAt co-founder Aman Gupta’s “hum bhi bana lenge" has even made it to Zomato’s Twitter page.

Bobby was Bigg Boss’s first gay darling. Today, Salman Khan’s season 15 lacks LGBT+ celebs

In the past, Bigg Boss seasons were hotbeds of conversations around sexuality. But where are they after the abolition of section 377.

Prateek Sehajpal, Biscuit Boys set the theme for Bigg Boss season 15. Jungle politics rule

Bigg Boss first week saw 'kambal mein fumble' with Miesha Iyer and Ieshaan Sehgal stirring controversy. Season 15 hooks viewers.

We all are ‘Too Hot to Handle’ in Covid times. Why reality TV shows are finally relatable

Believe it or not, reality TV shows like ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ are helping us cope with the Covid crisis.

American Idol goes virtual: How reality competition shows are dealing with lockdown life

Singing contest American Idol is adapting to new lockdown life by airing from the homes of the show’s contestants, musicians, judges, mentors and hosts.

Mumbai slums to LA, how this dance troupe chased chance to win America’s Got Talent

V Unbeatable, a team of 29 dancers from slums of Mumbai's Bhayander and Naigaon, found international glory after winning the US reality show. They received $1 million as prize money.

Govt goes after TV reality shows portraying kids in a ‘sleazy’ way

An I&B ministry advisory to private TV channels says it has noticed dance-based shows with children ‘performing dance moves originally done by adults’.

On Camera

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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